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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between May 11 and May 20, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Kapitulská street(Source: Tomáš Benedikovič)

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Top 10
CONCERT: Mozart, Strauss, Zemlinsky; Starts: May 10, 19:00, May 11, 19:00
MARKET: Clothes Market; Starts: May 11 – 12
EVENT: Spring Yards at Kapitulská; Starts: May 12, 10:00
EXCHANGE: Beautiful things bazaar; Starts: May 12, 10:00
EVENT: Mile for Mama 2018; Starts: May 12, 14:50
FESTIVAL: Wine Festival Živé vína; Starts: May 13, 14:00
BALLET: Slovak Dances – Lives of Light; Starts: May 13, 18:00
TASTING: Craft Beers; Starts: May 16, 18:30
EVENT: Night of Museum and Galleries; Starts: May 19
EVENT: Short Courses on Bird Calls; Starts: May 19, 15:00
Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions

Training in English

Highlights of the year (selection of events for which it's advisable to obtain tickets early)

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Top 10

Mozart, Strauss, Zemlinsky

Slovenská filharmonie, Námestie Eugena Suchoňa, Staré Mesto, Thursday, May 10, 19:00, Friday, May 11, 19:00

Concert by a German player of the French Horn, Felix Klieser with solo singers. Felix Klieser was born without hands, but still, he plays the horn with his legs.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a man of action; he could delicatelycriticize circumstances but just as neatly find the right tone in popular topics and themes. The opera The Abduction from the Seraglio and its brisk prelude in instrumentation for triangle and the large drum comply with contemporary taste. Mozart was a role model for the art nouveau “magnate” Richard Strauss. His Horn Concerto No. 1 is on the one hand a tribute to his father – an excellent player of this demanding instrument, while on the other hand a noble compliment to the Mozartean spirit. Alexander von Zemlinsky committed himself with his work to the grievous Vienna Secession; following the example of Gustav Mahler he presented his audience with the grandiose Lyric Symphony. Admission: €10/€13. More info: https://goo.gl/ESoLL2.

Clothes market

Račianska 80, Bratislava, Friday – Saturday, May 11-12

We decided to detox our wardrobes so we do not have a lot of things in them. If you have taste, come and see us and you will definitely choose something for yourself. We will sell the pieces for symbolic prices + you can also enjoy some of the older knitwear collections. If you do not want to shop, just come and talk.
More info: goo.gl/TP9wd7.

Spring yards at Kapitulska

Kapitulská, Bratislava, Saturday, May 12, 10:00

One of the oldest streets in Bratislava is going to entertain you all day long. You won’t find a magician, a street barber, reading on the stairs, an art show or brewing beer in one place anywhere else! You will have access to these centuries old buildings and city walls with real warriors performing historical battles.
For more information visit www.ozivenie-kapitulskej.sk.

Beautiful things bazaar, vol. 2

Plickova 12, Bratislava, Saturday, May 12, 10:00

After our recent successful clothing exchange, we decided to repeat the event and add more beautiful pieces. Choose from extravagant, elegant, sexy, but also normal daytime wear in different sizes, as well as shoes, costume jewelry and other accessories with minimal use for a symbolic price. Come and enjoy a nice Saturday afternoon full of beautiful things. More info: goo.gl/Vvu7LY.

Mile for Mama 2018

Vajnorská 85, Bratislava, Saturday, May 12, 14:50

The largest nationwide celebration of Mother's Day in your city. Everyone will be able to go for a symbolic mile-long walk for a mother - on foot, on a bicycle, with a baby in a stroller or on your shoulders. There are fun tasks to fulfill at each stop and participants will receive a stamp. At the end of the route a reward is waiting for you. Registration is free. More info: https://goo.gl/Hr4ZgG.

Wine festival ŽIVÉ VÍNA

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, May 13, 14:00

The wine festival ŽIVÉ VÍNA is focused on natural, authentic and traditional wines made with minimal technological intervention. At the festival different winemaking approaches and styles will be presented. You will have a chance to taste white, rosé, orange, halfred, red, still, sparkling, dry and sweet wines, wines without added sulfur, wines made in clay amphoras, wines crushed by feet, sur-lie wines, unfined and unfiltered wines, wine bottled with yeasts, bio and biodynamic wines and much more. More than 30 winemakers from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary will present their wines at our festival. Admission: €26/€35. For more information visit www.zivevina.sk.

Slovak dances - Lives of Light

Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Bratislava-Staré Mesto-Bratislava, Sunday, May 13, 18:00

Thirteen orchestral suite dances by New York based Slovak composer and musician Peter Breiner based on Slovak folk songs and similar suites by other composers – Bartok, Dvorak, Brahms, Beethoven, Kodály, Borodin and others. This metamorphosis of the many layers in Breiner’s musical language contains elements of jazz, folk and improvisation. This music, inspired by sixteen folk songs – mainly from Eastern Slovakia – is full of colourful contrasts, energy, humour and unusual instrumentation. Admission: €10 - €22. For more information and tickets visit bit.ly/2rpZDma.

Tasting: Craft beer

Lab.cafe, Námestie SNP 25, Bratislava, Wednesday, May 16, 18:30

Together with the Fľaškáreň, we invite you to taste the beers from five craft breweries. In addition to the usual tasting, we will be able to combine great meals with the four selected samples! We are looking forward to seeing you! Admission: €15. More info: goo.gl/bbEz58.

Night of museums and galleries

Various venues, Bratislava, Saturday, May 19

The night of museums and galleries each year is one of the most successful cultural events in Slovakia, where thousands of visitors can find their way to museums and galleries out of normal hours. The night of museums and galleries in Slovakia is tied to a museum holiday around the world - the International Day of Museums. As part of the Night of Museums and Galleries, we have prepared a great program for you. More info: www.facebook.com.

Short courses on bird calls

Železná studnička, Nové Mesto, Bratislava, Saturday, May 19, 15:00

This year we have continued to organise short courses on bird calls in the beautiful environment of Železná studnička in Bratislava. Each day we will go on 4 walks, lasting approximately one hour focusing on the calls of the most common birds living in the forests of the Small Carpathians. Admission is voluntary.
More info: goo.gl/WuhttV.

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Training

TRAINING: Pilates in English; Starts: Every Monday evening, 20:30
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays; Starts: Every Thursday, 18:30
TRAINING: Yoga in English at Indian Embassy; Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00
TRAINING: Pilates in English– The class is in English, suitable for men and women, beginners and advanced, Slovaks and foreigners. The venue is equipped with Pilates requisites, a shower and a kitchen. (you do not need to bring a mat). Andrea’s classes are a mix of Pilates exercises for a strong core and and flexible body, and also Yoga exercises for stretching the stiff muscles caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Her classes end with the all-important relaxation of Body and Mind. She also uses highly qualitative etheric oils (doTerra) during the class. Refreshments, tea, fruits are included in the price. Starts: Every Monday evening, 20:30; Open Mind centrum, Mickiewiczova 2. Admission: €8 (one-time charge). More info: www.internationals.sk.
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays - You need to make reservation via yoga@internationals.sk. This is a beginners & intermediate class and you do not need any pre-knowledge. We will practice Dynamic Flow yoga. Take a look on one of our sessions: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalsBratislava/videos/1604953649521444/ Tea, water, fruit, showers are available to use for free. In this classes we are going to perform exercises that will make us stronger, more flexible, obtain balance and have fun while doing it. Starts: Thursday 18:30; Open Mind Centrum, Mickiewiczova 2. Admission: €8 (one-time charge) or €59 for a 10 session ticket you can use within 12 weeks. More info: www.internationals.sk.
TRAINING: Yoga in English at Indian Embassy - The Embassy of India in Bratislava is happy to announce the commencement of Yoga classes. The classes will be conducted by Ms. Jaiwanti, Yoga Teacher. The classes will cover Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation and Relaxation techniques. People interested in joining the Yoga Classes are requested to fill in the attached Registration Form. The Registration Form may then be sent to email: eindia.iccr@mail.telekom.sk. For any clarification/further information, you may contact Ms. Jaiwanti at Tel: +421-2-5296 2916/7/8 or email: eindia.iccr@mail.telekom.sk. Admission is free. Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00 Dunajska 4, Bratislava. More info: www.indianembassy.sk

Temporary exhibitions

SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY
Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until May 20, 2018
The eights; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Dec 31, 2018
KUNSTHALLE
Ilona Németh: Eastern sugar; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until July 15
DANUBIANA
Peter Pollág: Europa Domus Pacis; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10
Xenia Hausner: Shaky Times; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10
Igor Piačka: Illusions; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY:
Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path - The exhibition commemorates the work of Friedrich Weinwurm (1885 – 1942), the most significant representative of the architectural avantgarde in Slovakia. The exhibition introduces the visitor to the ideas and expressive concepts of Weinwurm's work and indirectly asks the question which direction did Slovak architecture take after the tragic historical events and social changes of the Second World War? Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until May 20, 2018, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. More info: www.sng.sk
The eights - The exhibition project The Eights is unconventionally conceived for the atrium as a series of small exhibitions for the anniversaries of the eights: February 1948, August 1968 and October 1918. The basis of the exhibition is a long, 3-meter high wall - "gallery noticeboard" - on which the visual collages will be rotated according to the anniversaries. The results will be a draft or materialised Pinterest board, a reminder of socialist "noticeboard culture". The collages will consist of artistic materials of various types (paintings, photographs, documents), primarily from the collections of the SNG. The final layout, the conflict of the artworks next to each other, their juxtaposition will speak about the nature of the historical event. Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Dec 31, 2018. More info: www.sng.sk
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN KUNSTHALLE
Ilona Németh: Eastern sugar – Exhibition includes works by Jeremy Deller, Harun Farocki, Lonnie Van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, and the invited project Museum of Sugar curated by Miroslav Eliáš. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until July 15, Námestie SNP 12. More info: www.kunsthallebratislava.sk.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN DANUBIANA
Peter Pollág: Europa Domus Pacis
- This artist has had a great number of solo and joint exhibitions and his works can be found in public and private collections on four continents. He has participated in many symposia and creative visits including France, Zimbabwe, Zambia, China, Mexico, Israel, Italy, Greece, Ethiopia and Iran. He has been given a number of prestigious awards at home and abroad for his work. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info: www.danubiana.sk
Xenia Hausner: Shaky Times - Xenia Hausner paints people, delving without sentimentality into the failures her protagonists experience, constructing a shorthand from daily life focusing on love, loss and the insecurity of our presence in our times. Her works depict society - they are deeply personal and yet radiate far beyond the parameters of the individual. The artist’s large, intensely colourful works draw the viewer into the mysterious world of interpersonal relationships. Mainly women, powerfully expressive, inhabit the stage she sets for her images, women who seem to be testing roles, contrary paradigms, alternative possibilities to thousands of years of patriarchal history. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info: www.danubiana.sk
Igor Piačka: Illusions - Igor Piačka is an illustrator who likes to work with living models, a true rarity in our country. His illustrations beautifully portray emotions and more often have a deep meaning. His best-known book illustrations include One Thousand and One Nights, Stories of the Dragon Emperors, Bible and Witcher’s Holiday by Július Balco. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info: www.danubiana.sk

Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

SERVICE: Apostolic Church; Starts: Sundays, 9:30, Bratislava City Church, Trnavské mýto 1, English
SERVICE: God’s Service Church (Božie služby); Starts: Sundays 9:30, Mondays 17:00, Malý kostol, Panenská street, English
SERVICE: Brotherhood Church (Cirkev bratská); Starts: Sundays 10:00, Cukrová 4, English
MASS: The Church of Saint Ladislav; Starts: Sundays 11:00, Špitálska, English
MASS: Church of St. John of Matha; Starts: Sundays 9:00 Latin
MASS: St. Martin’s Cathedral; Starts: Sundays 7:45 German, 9:00 Latin
MASS: Church of the Merciful Brothers; Starts: Sundays 11:30 Italian
SERVICE: Small Evangelical Church; Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, 11:30 German, Panenská Street (entrance from Lýcejná Street)
SERVICE: Citylight Church, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Námestie 1.mája 1
SERVICE: Bratislava International Fellowship, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Trnavské mýto 1, (Istropolis)
SERVICE: International Baptist Church; Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Súľovská 2
JEWISH SERVICE: Synagogue on Heydukova Street; Starts: Friday evening (before twilight), Saturday morning (usually at 9:00), and during feasts, Hebrew

Highlights of the year

CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: June 5, 20:00
BALLET: Chorea 2018; Starts: June 10, 20:30
CONCERT: The Offspring; Starts: June 13, 20:00
CONCERT: 2Cellos; Starts: June 15, 20:00
CONCERT: Tom Odell; Starts: June 21, 20:00
CONCERT: Shaggy&Sting; Starts: June 26, 20:00
FESTIVAL: Pohoda; Starts: July 5 - 8
FESTIVAL: Grape; Starts: August 10 - 11
FESTIVAL: Uprising; Starts: August 24 - 25
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars; Starts: August 31, 20:00
CIRCUS: Chinese National Circus; Starts: October 14, 16:00
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz – The Raise Vibration Tour of 2018 is connected with the release of new songs in the spring 2018, Lenny Kravitz announced. He is considered one of the great contemporary rock musicians. Kravitz is both a composer and producer, balancing between soul, rock and funk, influenced by the music of the 60’s and 70’s. He has been awarded four Grammy awards. He has also won several awards in the category of “The Best Rock Singer.” Starts: June 5, 20:00, NTC Bratislava, Príkopova 6. Admission: €79 - €459. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
BALLET: Chorea 2018 – Modern world ballet returns to Slovakia. For the National Ballet of Canada, the Balletto di Milano and the Portuguese National Balet it will be their first time in Slovakia. Ján Špoták, soloist of the Goteborg Operans Danskompani in Sweden, will also perform together with soloists of national theatres from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia. There will be also two home ensembles – the State Theatre Košice and the Slovak Theatre of Dance. Starts: June 10, 20:30, Grand Plaza, Dvořákovo nábrežie 6. Admission: €49 - €150. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.
CONCERT: The Offspring – American punk-rock band The Offspring is coming to Bratislava with their greatest hits together with new pieces from their album. American punk band Anti-Flag and local band from Bratislava Plus Mínus will perform as support. Starts: June 13, 20:00, Incheba, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Admission: €29 - €49. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.
CONCERT: 2Cellos – As part of their European The Score Tour two musicians who became famous, mainly thanks to their cover versions of popular hits return to Bratislava. The Duo consists of Slovenian Luka Šulič and Croatian Stjepan Hausner and they have already released four albums with covers of their favourite interpretations including U2, Avicii, Nirvana, AC/DC, Sting and Coldplay. Starts: June 15, 20:00, Incheba - Expo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 3-7, Bratislava. Admission: €39. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
CONCERT: Tom Odell – Tom Odell returns after a year to Slovakia. The British singer and pianist will introduce his new album on tour which should be released in time for his concert but his greatest hits can also be heard at this performance. Starts: June 21, 20:00, HANT aréna, Trnavská cesta 29. Admission: €29 - €59. More info: predpredaj.zoznam.sk.
CONCERT: Shaggy&Sting - Jamaican musician Shaggy will accompany Sting on their summer European tour playing at historical city sites. The duo will perform in Bratislava castle on June 26. Both will perform solo and together and they will also play teasers from their common album 44/876 that will be released on April 20. They and their bands will play well-known hits such as “Every Breath You Take”, “Englishman in New York”, “Message in a Bottle”, “It Wasn’t Me”, “Mr. Boombastic” and “Angel”. Starts: June 26, 20:00, Bratislava castle. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
FESTIVAL: Pohoda – Pohoda is the most famous multi-genre festival in Slovakia. It receives positive criticism and awards every year from artists, foreign media and experts from the music industry. Besides music, it brings literature, dance, visual arts, movie, theatre and much more for all age categories. Confirmed artists for this year are: The Chemical Brothers, Jamie Cullum, St. Vincent, Ziggy Marley, Glass Animals, SOJA, the Kronos Quartet, Danny Brown, Rodriguez, Aurora, Little Dragon, Blossoms and many more. Starts: July 5 – 8, Trenčín airport. More info: www.pohodafestival.sk
FESTIVAL: Grape - The Ninth year of the popular Slovak festival focused on the world indie pop/rock and electronic scene will bring to the Piešťany airport such well-known names as alt-J, Kodaline, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Wilkinson live, oh Wonder, Modeselektor DJ, Lamb, Wolf Alice, Dirtyphonics and many others. Starts: August 10 – 11, Piešťany airport. More info: www.grapefestival.sk
FESTIVAL: Uprising – The eleventh year of the Uprising festival of reggae music will bring to Bratislava Inner Circle, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Mad Professor, Mighty Diamonds, Brother Culture, Benny Page, Bush Chemists, Awa Fall a.k.a Sista Awa and many others. Starts: August 24 -25, Bratislava, Cesta na Senec 2. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars – The rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will perform at the end of the summer in Bratislava. Performances of the band are considered to be among the best in the world. The band is popular because of their energetic live shows and their courageous mix of genres. Music critics compare them to Pink Floyd, The Cure and U2. Besides many music awards, they also have the record for the longest concert tour – 309 concerts over two years. Starts: August 31, 20:00, Winter arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. More info: www.vivien.sk.
CIRCUS: Chinese National Circus – This group of acrobats was founded in 1958 and since then it has visited more than 70 countries. The circus trains acrobats from a very young age. Performance consists of two 45 minutes parts and only skilled acrobats perform, no live animals are included. Admission: €15 - €29. Starts: October 14, 16:00, Hant arena, Trnavská cesta 29, Bratislava. More info: www.ticketportal.sk

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